A Ford Commercial Starring Chevy? Yes, but we’re talking about Chevy Chase, a comedy star who along with his “family” revived his character Clarke Griswold in the latest commercial for the new Mustang Much-E from the classic Christmas film Frosted Christmas 1989 did.
The advertisement recreates the famous scene in the film in which Griswold calls the family to look at the bright lights designed to decorate the house. Even if they are upset due to the cold and to delay dinner, they leave. Clarke asks for a drum roll for the big moment, but nothing happens.
This small mistake is easily solved by his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo): she sneaks into the garage and switches on. Only this time she turns on the plug to charge the Mustang Mach-e, which attracts more attention from the family than Christmas decorations – see here.
“It’s great to be back on screen with my family for another Christmas and I have to thank Ford and Mustang Mach-e for doing this,” says Chase. “And I can say with certainty that it probably doesn’t cause any blackouts in your neighborhood,” he jokes, recalling the mess of comedy.
“One of my favorite roles is to play Ellen Griswold with Dear Clark from Chevy Chase,” says Beverly Diallole. “But this year, the brightest spark is the Mustang Mach-ee in the garage! Please don’t tell me that I said I’m already in trouble for bringing a different group of kids on vacation each time.” She completes Ellen’s avatar.